Wellbeing and Growth Mindset

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck's book Mindset explains 'one simple idea' which is 'truly groundbreaking': talented people who think their intelligence and abilities are fixed quantities and who spend their time 'documenting' rather than 'developing' their intellect, are less likely to succeed than those who embrace life-long learning and who work hard to gain what education has to offer them: these are the people with a 'growth mindset'.

Carol Dweck is a professor of psychology at Stanford University in the USA.

The Last Word on Power - Tracy Goss

This is a compelling book that provides the tools for people to transcend their past and break out of habits that are holding them back. It is a way of thinking and also powerful language that provides and impetus for personal change.

Daring Greatly - Brene Brown

Vulnerability is strength. This book gave us the courage to be more open and honest about our weaknesses and more willing to accept feedback. This has been important for staff and our students have taken this on board too.